Author Topic: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD  (Read 75364 times)

chent7

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2017, 10:20:37 pm »
Left my PC running the whole night downloading the 2.08 gig rom file :'( :'(

I flashed the rom file this morning, however i'm still getting the black screen after the recovery message.

I left my 64gig XD on the charger, i'm probably gonna give it half a day until i'm done with uni. Then I'll force restart it to see if it works.
I might also unpack and poke around the files  ;)

chent7

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2017, 12:08:03 am »
Most likely it should be done with a flash tool most people are unaware of.
I havent been using my xd as much since im sick of jellybean.
As long as changes keep coming I'm very happy to do some flashing and testing.

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2017, 10:43:30 am »
So why are you running jellybean when kitkat is avalible or am I missing something, btw I hope we get a working Android 7 rom  8)

chent7

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2017, 01:43:07 pm »
So why are you running jellybean when kitkat is avalible or am I missing something, btw I hope we get a working Android 7 rom  8)

Totally meant kitkat... I should stick with numbers next time :-[

phh (OP)

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2017, 06:12:24 pm »
I've realized the vendor partition was also sparsed.
This time, I've tested the generated image on legacy flash tool, so it should really work for everyone... I hope...
Here it is:
https://we.tl/scAC1QvfSi

Here are the changes of this version:
- Changed LCD init order ( https://github.com/phhusson/linux/commit/23db2b0a5a3799c3c7de81118a9d2ea1ee83bba8 )
- Changed system.img to 1GB
- vendor0.img is no longer sparsed

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2017, 07:44:41 pm »
@phh Do you have a GPD XD?

P.S Who's got the balls to try it lol
« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 08:14:28 pm by ruffnutts »

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2017, 08:29:05 pm »
Flashed and it loaded.

Anything you need tested or anything I can do with this to help you figure stuff out?

So share some pics what's working and whats not ect :)

Jutleys

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2017, 08:46:20 pm »
Let us know what?s working and what?s not so far thanks looks like the rom need some serious debugging loads of coffe and time sitting there looking at all the code sound like my cup of tea.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 08:48:41 pm by jutley »

Jutleys

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2017, 08:50:51 pm »
I am willing to test for the op if he needs beta testers.

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2017, 09:25:42 pm »
Quote
Ill see if i can figure out a way to screenshot.

You can take a screenshot by holding power+volume down.

Should work

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2017, 09:36:28 pm »
Ok use your phone lol

phh (OP)

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2017, 11:17:54 pm »
I've noticed the instability as well.
It appeared when I enabled WiFi driver, so that sounds like it will be very annoying to track.

For GMS, I've taken opengapps, and added a script:
https://we.tl/yzZZ2mKb27
Run install.sh from the extracted folder (sorry that will work only from Linux)
You'll need to factory reset from the settings after installing it.

What I'm interested in:
- If you are able to reproduce reliably the reboot, tell me how
- If you see bugs, well, tell
- In the list of things that are not working, what would be the highest priority to fix?
- Why is Android 7 useful for you? I'm especially curious about actual usages of Vulkan. The demos are nice, but that's not of any use... I tried running The Talos Principle, which runs Vulkan, but it requires S3TC, which the Mali doesn't have :(
- I can't force anyone, but I'd love to see people doing custom ROMs based on this one, so I don't have to care about Google apps, emulators, gamepad mapping, ...

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2017, 11:30:08 pm »
Nice to see this being worked on, I think it would be a good idea to update the original post with the updated .img and info

ruffnutts

CommanderKitler

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2017, 06:18:14 am »
Well I'd say the biggest advantage of Android 7 on the XD would be... Android 7 on the XD. Vulkan and a Lot of the other New features are great and all but the biggest issue with being stuck on 4.4.4 is compatibility. More and more Android devs compile their apps for higher API levels and are slowly abandoning kitkat. Having a basic AOSP Android 7.1 would mean expanding the GPD XD's lifetime and usefulness by a fair margin. With skelton retired and GPD abandoning the device for a New revision with a different SoC, the future of the RK3288 XD looks a bit dire. Also I am sure that the community would customize a working version for gaming purposes.

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2017, 07:56:25 am »
What CommanderKitler said, plus I would love to try romflix frontend because that only works on Android 5 and above :(

ruffnutts

video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9dy25BefWU&t=134s

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2017, 09:17:23 am »
Your links not working  ???

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2017, 09:32:02 am »
Got it thanks man :) 8)

ruffnutts

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2017, 08:23:48 pm »
Any progress on this?

chent7

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2017, 10:30:04 am »
Trying to get TWRP or root to work, no luck so far

BTW:
Oma made TWRP 3.1.1.0 for nougat: http://crewrktablets.arctablet.com/?wpfb_dl=3137

There are still some graphical glitches with this one but no where near as bad as the old twrp
Anyway TWRP won't detect anything, even though I thought this rom was in ext4

I tried rooting to use flashfire, but we can't use a flashable solution. Unpacking/repacking system.img causes a boot loop, no pc root solutions also never works.
One thing I will try is to mount system.img in ubuntu and try to root it that way

Edit: boot.img solution also doesn't work with magisk
« Last Edit: October 07, 2017, 10:31:58 am by chent7 »

phh (OP)

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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL] Android 7.1 for GPD XD
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2017, 09:17:26 am »
FWIW the firmware is already rooted, you just need to call adb root
So with adb remount, you should be able to install a SU in /system

 

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